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Relief showing Roman birth

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Relief showing Roman birth
Relief showing Roman birth

Relief on the funerary monument of a certain Marcus Ulpius Amerimnus and Scribonia Attica. The couple lived in the 2nd century CE and their tomb is in Ostia, near Rome.

As it turns out, Scribonia was a midwife. On relief, we see her during delivery. The pregnant woman is completely naked and sits on a special birthing chair with handles.

Interestingly, her husband was a surgeon. On the base of the object, there is a relief showing Marek dressing a wound on his leg, with surgical tools nearby.

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